Saturday, 11 May 2013

Botanics Cleansing Balm

Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm, £8.99 for 65ml.

I'm on a budget at the moment, and it has hit me hardest when trying to buy skincare. I've got enough makeup to last me years, but skincare inevitably runs out and needs to be replaced. 
When I spotted a budget cleansing balm, claiming to be 97% organic I thought it sounded promising. From Botanics, Boots' own range of affordable skincare with a nod to the natural, this cleansing balm contains ingredients such as jojoba oil, almond oil and shea butter and comes in a 65ml tub.

Similarly to other cleansing balms I have used, the product is a stiff substance, that massaged into the palms of your hands under warm running water remains thick in consistency but semi melts, ready to massage into the face. It has quite a 'natural' scent that is difficult to describe, not overwhelming like the Emma Hardie balm, that although delicious, smelt too strong for my liking. It is a deep yellow, almost green in colour and comes with a large muslin cloth.

For reviews sake, I tried using this without a muslin cloth. It is so thick that it is near impossible to remove with hands and water, a residue remains. The cloth is essential as the muslin grips and removes the product with ease. My skin feels soft and hydrated after using this, but no matter how hard I try it always ends up in my eyes and although it doesn't sting or feel uncomfortable, it makes my vision cloudy for about ten minutes! 
I still use this every evening, it is nice to use and I would probably repurchase as it is gentle and makes my skin feel supple. Plus it is free from nasty ingredients and is paraben free which is always a bonus in my eyes.

Give this a go if you are interested in cleansing balm or if you are into organic products :-)

Thanks for reading,



  1. nice review! I'd be interested to try this one, I'm also on a budget and can't afford the elemis just yet :( can you use it on your eyes too? x

    1. It doesn't say not to use it on your eyes, but I would probably advise against it as it doesn't seem to do much good to mine! It is great quality for a budget cleanser :-) x

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  3. Thanks for your review - I've never tried Botanics but adore anything and everything organic!


  4. I want to give this a go at some point, sounds so good for the price! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  5. Ive recently purchased this product and im loving it so far :) big thumbs up to boots!


  6. Good one. Thanks for sharing a nice piece of info. Are you facing difficulties in keeping your skin hydrated? Why not buy our Cleansing Balm , an effective option to remove dirt and oil without affecting your skin.


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